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My Brother HL-20 laser printer makes repeated identical smudges on one side of the paper. Running MANY copies through it did not clear this problem. How can I clean / remove this problem?

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All laser printers have 2 cylinders in the image..the mag roller, and the drum.
Usually the drum is marked by a foreign object  e.g label or someone has touched it with their finger.
If you replace the cartridge your problem should go away 

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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